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Category Archives for Labor Relations

Catching Up With The CUE Conference: Michael VanDervort

Fresh from the Fall 2019 CUE Conference, Michael VanDervort, the Executive Director of CUE, joins us to talk about the conference. What happens in Vegas, apparently, is talked about in this podcast, so tune in to hear all about the highlights, the panels, the speakers, the contributors and more!

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HR Audits

The Evolution of HR Audits

The following is a guest post from Ronald Adler, President-CEO, Laurdan Associates, Inc. Evolution is a process of change. In recent years we have seen a significant change in the HR auditing process, in the value derived from HR auditing, and in the HR audit tools used. HR audits have evolved from a simple checklist […]

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Projections Most Popular Articles of 2018

Check out our top articles from 2018, on culture, engagement and a few surprise categories!

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Why A Little Warble May Be Your Next Big Thing

As a human resources or labor relations professional, you probably see your fair share of employee complaints. Issues that need resolution… and those that just seem like the employee is “overreacting.” How can you tell the difference? How can you address employee concerns and maintain high engagement levels? Complaints range from an immensely irritating colleague […]

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Why You Need a “Full-Stack” HR Professional

The role of Human Resources (HR) professionals has become more strategic due to a variety of factors, including technology and the globalization of the labor force. As such, today’s HR professional must have a range of skills. The contemporary HR professional must know how to be a strategic partner to top organizational┬áleaders, as well as […]

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An Ounce of Prevention: The Comprehensive HR Audit

An internal HR audit has the same goal as any other audit: to scrutinize business operations to ensure best practices are in place and consistently applied. Of course, an HR audit is exclusively focused on HR practices, offering an opportunity to identify deficiencies in employment policies and their application, employment-related documentation, and compliance with relevant […]

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Conducting an HR Audit

Creating a More Engaged Workforce With Improved Policies

Creating a highly engaged workforce has become a vital aspect of business success. Statistically, employee engagement has been poor in the last few years. According to recent data from Gallup, nearly 70 percent of the American workforce is disengaged; around the world it’s worse, with only 15 percent of workers engaged. When employee engagement is […]

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Never Mind the Alarmists: AI Isn’t the Workplace Apocalypse

Contrary to popular belief, artificial intelligence, or AI, is no longer relegated to science fiction novels and “think pieces” on future innovations. In reality, AI has already arrived and is much more pervasive than most people realize. For HR professionals, the technology is already providing dividends in the areas of recruiting, onboarding, and training procedures […]

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How Labor Relations Knowledge Gives HR Professionals C-Suite Skills

Human resources professionals know that union organizing presents a variety of complex challenges, and many dread their labor relations responsibilities. After all, the process of educating employees on the drawbacks of voting in a union can be taxing, and participating in contract negotiations is nearly always stressful. However, there’s another way to look at labor […]

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Creating Your Crisis Communication Strategy

From General Workplace Crisis To Strikes: Creating a Communication Model that Works Crisis is a part of growth, and could even be said to drive the world of commerce and business, as a crisis most often represents opportunity. Effective communication is essential to keep crisis manageable and prevent the escalation of crisis into conflict. Conflict, […]

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